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I'm still beautiful by Ileina I'm still beautiful by Ileina
May 25 2012: OMG I got my first DD!!! I still can't believe it!! :iconlainloveplz:

I finally did it! :heart:

This beauty is Odin. In his younger life he had to go through a lot of abuse which reached a sad height when his eye was shot out with a pellet gun.

Now he is with :iconlittlerobin87: and enjoys his new life! :love:

Things I used:

Sennelier Pastel Card 24x16cm
Jaxell soft pastels
Stabilo CarbOthello pastelpencils
11 hours work

:glomp:The absolutely amazing ref:

EDIT: Thanks a lot for all your lovely comments, favs and watches!! I read and appreciate every single one of them!! :heart:
I also added a WIP now [link]

:heart: I'm participating :iconmauriciokanno:'s Contest: Arts for Animal Rights!
If anyone is interested too, be quick, deadline is March 15th! :la:
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-05-25
Overall, I believe this is an extremely well done work, not only because of its quality and realism, but also for the theme used.
I'm really impressed because this is hand-made, which it's perfect for transmitting those feelings and everything that little Odin has been through (when I saw this, I went "awww":D) and it's as well very touching because he looks so real!
From all the comments I've read, you surely have made an impact on everybody; you don't see this kind of art everyday, and it also makes you think about animals and the rights they also have.
Finally, it gives a very deep vision that certainly goes beyond art, and makes you be aware of this awful scenes such as animal cruelty.
Nothing further to say, just keep up your excellent work!:D
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
287 out of 294 deviants thought this was fair.

This is a magnificent piece of art, the technique is perfectly done. So much so that I thought it was a photograph at first! It looks incredibly realistic which helps to portray the true harshness of animal cruelty. The title fits perfectly with the picture as well. As soon as I saw this picture I felt a deep sorrow for the animal and the horror it has had to go through in its life. After reading the description I felt a deep anger towards animal abusers, which was surely the purpose of your work. You have achieved your goal of opening people's eyes to the horror of animal cruelty and for that I gave you your score.
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185 out of 189 deviants thought this was fair.

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Artist-Azar Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
That is one epic wink.
BrolysLover Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my <3 poor cat...
MaxHitman Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
All animals who love humans deserve to be loved by us!
Great art LLeina
Thank you

danielag82 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
featured your wonderful work :blowkiss: remake 
Dancer741 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is such a beautiful kitty. <33
Studlyfudd13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this reminds me of my kitty Oscar. He's cross eyed and my mean neighbor shot him in the jaw, so now his mouth doesn't close all the way. He's the sweetest thing in the world :)

I'm glad I saw this XD A beautiful piece of art work
Pint2 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I was almost at tears when i saw his ADORABLE face
Mangieb Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
adore this! such a beautiful cat and you did him justice <3
kila-loves-ponies Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
yep im crying 
njanna Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes you are
touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work!!
Ileina Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :huggle:
ChiisaiOgawa Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats is lovely:3
c-irwin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
This is amazing! 
I'm just now comparing this with the reference image, and my oh my, you've done a marvelous job at recreating him! I love it!
Lemures87 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes he is so beautiful :)
justtobeyou Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
imprefict, yet still beautiful. sesshbeautifulplz 
michaeldamico Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
my first cat was a big beautiful black cat, the previous owner had given him up because he had lost an eye in a cat fight and they said it disturbed them to look at him. I took him in and loved that cat to death. I always thought the same thing, he was still beautiful. Nice job!
doggy888 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...wait this isn't a picture? omg you're really talented :heart:
Saddust Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
...and lovely !
SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
N'awww, poor thing. Very sweet. <3
philippeL Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats! There is a real sense of depth in this picture
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Always been one of my favorites :)
HendrikHermans Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done !
oneeyedwolf17 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student General Artist
thats missing a eye to.
FrancesPsyWaffle Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pastels!?  It looks like a photograph! o:
XxLunaTheWolfiexX Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your beautiful ! i never seen a cat as beautiful as you are
SamanthaLouiseWalker Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the way you've dealt with colour in this, you've made it come alive! That poor kitty :( I cannot stand cruelty to animals, you've done him justice with this gorgeous portrait!
angelgirl132 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, you definitely are! :heart: And anyone who says otherwise will be burned ^^
SilverfeatherMelody Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
he's cute :3
Pikachu9tails Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student
This is so beautiful <3
StarHeartCustoms Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
poor cat, bless his soul
GoombaPie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Samarai Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
This is why I can't work with Animal Rescue, SPCA, etc. The damage I would do to someone for inflicting this kind of pain on an animal would be pretty extensive and, no doubt, permanent. And I don't look good in orange jumpsuits.

Love the drawing.
My love:love: to the person who rescued him.
DeltaBluez Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   General Artist
He IS gorgeous
LucyAllocca Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Artist
this cat is beautiful this cat is lucky to be alive since his eye was shot
CieyrisOfNygrythar Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed he is beautiful. Wonderful job. :D
Eclypse654 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anaisdrawings, I agree completely. For some reason, I'm nearly crying between the story and the picture, and not because it's sad. I'ts emotionally moving. I hate people that abuse animals. And I would like to point out the look in his eyes and the expression.
Amazing work.
pastel-er Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
This is one of the most beautiful and moving and beautiful works of art I have ever seen. I have taken in many cats similar to Odin, damaged by someone's cruelty. You have captured the terror, sadness, and hope this cat--and many like him--must have felt. On top of that, your technical skill is amazing. You have portrayed Odin's soul, along with his lovely face and features so beautifully. Please keep up the good work on both fronts--creating great art and helping raise awareness of cruelty to animals, and the need to end it. thank you so very much.
MauricioKanno Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hi, dear Kerri-Jo! What do you think about joining the second edition of the International Arts for Animal Rights Contest? The deadline this time is March 31st!

I loved your artwork with which you participated last year, so Im looking forward for your next creation! :D

And also, weve got some more prizes now! -> [link] Come on!
MauricioKanno Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Sorry, dear Ileina, haha, I wrote here the wrong name, of anoter great artist! Please join us! ;)
myalynne57 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I first saw this I thought that it was a photograph... I showed my grandma and aunt and they said they thought so too... I really like it!!! your really good!!!!!!!
LindArtz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Indeed! Beaautiful! :love:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing art, it is just like the photo.
lannicarlo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's beautiful anyway!!! i love it!
graphite220 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
raven-girl14 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student General Artist
WHaT @&$%# DID THIS TO HIM? Tell me so I can KILL him!
Dogfreak1233 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Who could ever do that to any animal? It breaks my heart. This is a beautiful piece of work!
kimy84 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Beautifull artwork of a beautifull being.
Your pastel looks like a photo but with "something deeper".
I really love it :)
DragonflyWolf989 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! specialy because i have a cat that really dosnt have any eyes.both her eyes are gone...we found her under a bin on the streets.she was just a little kitten with no eyes and a big wound under her frond leg.She still lived with her family cause the mother cat with brothers and sister ran away....
George-H-Art Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course he's still beautiful! Wonderful pastel work!!
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